Autumn Charcuterie Board

The perfect gluten-free, vegan, healthy charcuterie board for entertaining over the holidays. Snacking perfection!

Charcuterie Board

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much Love Beets!Β Β 

Charcuterie boards are taking the virtual world by storm, I mean, probably because they’re so easy to put together and you can make a gorgeous spread out of whatever you’d like really! Charcuterie boards are perfect for holiday entertaining because they look so fancy schmancy but are really a no-fuss board of perfection.

easy vegan snack idea

Traditionally, charcuterie boards are a collection of meats and cheeses to nibble on while you wait for the main course. But we’re breaking all the rules, and let me tell you, no apologies here because this was one bomb snack!

vegan charcuterie board

How To Make This UnBEETable Autumn Charcuterie Board:
First, find yourself a gorgeous board! It can be any shape you’d like, you could even do any material. You’ll then want to make a list (I’m a huge list person) of foods that are vibrant, have different textures, some sweet, some savory. When I’m thinking about putting my charcuterie board together I like to include vegan cheese (store bought or homemade), a couple different kind of crackers, a variety of fruit, chocolate, nuts, dips, kale chips, and my new favorite snacking food- cooked beets from Love Beets! Don’t be afraid to pack your board full, really pile it on there people πŸ˜‰ .
Veggies: Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets, cheesy beet kale chips, pumpkin hummus
Cheese: Vegan cashew cheese, vegan sun-dried tomato cashew cheese
Nuts: homemade pumpkin seeds (store bought would be fine too), pistachios
Fruits: figs, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, dried apricots, apple, pomegranate seeds, golden raisins
Crackers: rice cakes, gluten-free everything crackers, gluten free crisp bread
Sweets: vegan chocolate, strawberry beet chia jam, sweetened beet popcorn
Garnishes: fresh autumn flowers and fresh mint (optional)

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The strawberry beet chia jam, sweetened beet popcorn, and cheesy beet kale chips are homemade and really simple staples to include on this board, all made with Love Beets Beetroot Powder. Don’t worry, I also included those recipes below!

beets

You might not typically think of beets as a snacking food, but because Love Beets does all the hard work trimming, peeling, and cooking the beets for us, we don’t have to! I’ve definitely been trying to add more beets to my diet because they have so many nutritional benefits, they paired perfectly with the other in season foods in this autumn charcuterie board. To help cut down on time before serving, wash your produce ahead of time, then you just have to lay it all out and dive in!

Don’t forget to snap a photo of your gorgeous autumn charcuterie board, pop onto social media, and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Happy snacking!

The Sweetened Beet Popcorn is adapted from my Superfood Rainbow Popcorn and the Strawberry Beet Chia Jam is adapted slightly from the chia jam I used in my Protein Almond Butter Cups.

Autumn Charcuterie Board

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 package Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • figs (may sub dried for fresh if you can't find fresh figs)
  • dried apricots
  • grapes
  • golden raisins
  • green apple
  • pomegranate seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pistachios
  • gluten-free rice cakes
  • gluten-free everything crackers
  • gluten-free crisp bread crackers
  • vegan chocolate
  • vegan cashew cheese wheel
  • vegan sundried tomato cashew cheeese wheel
  • pumpkin hummus (or other flavor of your choice)
  • strawberry beet chia jam (recipe below)
  • sweetened beet popcorn (recipe below)
  • cheesy beet kale chips (recipe below)

Strawberry Beet Chia Jam

  • 12 medium-large strawberries (washed and diced)
  • 1 tsp Love Beets beetroot powder
  • 1/4 cup raw white chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple/agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

Sweetened Beet Popcorn

  • 12 cups air popped popcorn (or store bought, just make sure it's plain, unbuttered, etc)
  • 1/2 tsp Love Beets beetroot powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp tapioca syrup (may sub light corn syrup if desired, but I recommend tapioca syrup purchased on Amazon)
  • 3 tbsp water

Cheesy Beet Kale Chips

  • 1 bunch (6 stalks) kale, leaves torn from stems
  • 1 tsp Love Beets beetroom powder
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

Strawberry Beet Chia Jam

  1. Make your chia jam the day before, or at lease an hour prior to putting your board together. Simply blend your strawberries, maple syrup and water until smooth and then pour into a bowl and stir in your chia seeds. Place in the fridge to thicken.

Sweetened Beet Popcorn

  1. Make your popcorn next

  2. First, pop your popcorn (if popping at home)

    **I used 1/2 cup popcorn kernels in my air popper, that made more that I needed for the recipe

    Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Prepare a large parchment line baking sheet

    Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring all the simple syrup ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5 minutes

    Next, add 12 cups of popped popcorn to a large bowl and pour the syrup over the popcorn. Stirl to coat the popcorn well, then spread the popcorn onto your parchment lined baking sheet and bake the popcorn in your oven for 10-15 minutes

    Let the popcorn cool, then break apart and add to your board!

Cheesy Beet Kale Chips

  1. Keep your oven heated to 300 degrees

  2. In a large bowl, add your washed and thoroughly dried kale leaves and toss with the oil, salt, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp beetroot powder. Then transfer to a parchemnt lined baking sheet (may use the same as what you made your popcorn with to cut down on cleaning!). Sprinkle the kale with the remaining 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp beetroot powder and bake for about 20-30 minutes while your put your board together (leaving room for the kale chips of course!)

Put Your Board Together

  1. Lay out all your chosen foods, get creative and don't forget to pack it full! Use bowls for nuts, seeds, dips, jam, kale chips

  2. Garnish with fresh flowers and fresh mint leaves if desired

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